Steve was a former fire fighter for the City of Cleveland for 25 years and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Steve refereed high school football for 35 years, and played football, baseball and softball for many years. He loved spending time on Chippewa Lake with his family.
Steve was the beloved husband of Florence (Pittner); loving father of Susan (Patrick) Gallagher of Parma, Steve of Cleveland, David (Wanda) of Pfluggerville, Texas, Paula (Steve) Midlik of Medina, Lynn (Tom) O’Donnell of Dover, and Debbie Rhoads of Mesa, Arizona; dear grandfather of Tommy and Rebecca Vajda, Patrick Gallagher, Laura and Philip Piskach, Corinne, Bryan and Casey Midlik, Benn, Jay, Emma, Paul, and Meg O’Donnell, and Dana and Luke Rhoads; great-grandfather of Austin Walker; loving brother of Bob (Maureen) of Parma and James (Ellie) of Middleburg Heights.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Emil, Donald and Russell; and sister, Madeline.
Visitation will be held for Steve on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 P.M. at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina Chapel, with a short prayer service to take place at 3:30 P.M.
Online condolences at www.waitefuneralhome.com